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Karl Fippinger


Karl Fippinger, CEM, PMP, is Vice President, Fire and Disaster Mitigation for the International Code Council’s Government Relations Department where he leads the Code Council’s national fire service and emergency management activities.

Fippinger brings more than 30 years of domain experience, having served as an assistant fire chief with the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department in Prince William County, Va., and as an adjunct instructor with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Fairfax, Va. He also brings deep experience in public and private sector emergency management across federal, state and local disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

Fippinger holds the Certified Emergency Manager credential with the International Association of Emergency Managers and is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.

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